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Saud al Rashid

9-11 Candidate Hijacker

Details
ImportanceLow
Affiliation9-11 plotters
RoleCandidate Hijacker
SupervisorKhalid Shaikh Mohammed
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
NationalitySaudi
Alternate Spelling(s)Saud al-Rashid
GenderMale
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
Reliable
  • Passport photos of Rashid were found after a May 2002 raid in Karachi along with those of three other hijackers, Nawaf al-Hazmi, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Abdulaziz al-Omari. Rashid has claimed ignorance why his photo was there, although he admitted to training in Afghanistan.
  • He turned himself in to Saudi authorities in 2002. He has since been released from custody.1
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    Possible
  • Khalid Shaikh Mohammed described Rashid as headstrong and immature. Rashid was sent to Saudi Arabia for to obtain a US visa to take part in the 9-11 plot, and he vanished, presumably because he had second thoughts or his family prevented him from returning.1
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    Questionable
  • He denies meeting bin Laden, KSM or any 9-11 figure expect Haznawi, whom he claims to have seen only at a guesthouse.1
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    Sources
    1 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Footnotes.
     
     
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